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I woudl hope that all my readers will also be regulars at the Livable Blog. I try not to duplicate what is on there, but this morning there are two items from Erioc Doherty which you must read.

Preparation work is about to start on Highway #1 expansion even though contracts for the main work and privatization are not ready yet. This ought to be the start of the next phase. Up to now, people opposed to the project have taken part in all of the “consultations” only to see their concerns dismissed. Huge holes in the EA pointed out by experts from the federal government and the NGOs still remain. All the Ministry of Highways does is repeat its original, mostly unsupported, assertions. Obviously the time for polite discussion is over. Now what?

And Eric has also found a really useful document from the US GAO which debunks the case for P3s for toll roads.  “GAO Denounces P3 Accounting Illusion – No Free Money”

Written by Stephen Rees

August 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

Posted in Gateway

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